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Air Brake Maintenance is Critical

Every state in the U.S. has specific guidelines for operating a truck with air brakes, and the guidelines can be demanding. Here are some steps you’ll want to take before heading out on the road:

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To Haul Food Safely : Transporters need a plan

Imagine your company has made every effort to produce a safe and wholesome food product. You have evaluated and approved suppliers, provided food safety training and education, implemented a HACCP Program, and Integrated Pest Management…

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Hazmat Carriers Need Special Insurance

There are more than 1.5 billion tons of hazardous materials (hazmat) transported each year in the United States either by truck, train, boat or aircraft, according to U.S. Department of Transportation and Commerce. Many federal…

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Simple Steps Can Maximize DEF

As the number of trucks equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology continues to rise, fleet and maintenance managers are wondering how to make the most out of their diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which is required to keep their vehicles running and compliant with the EPA’s Heavy Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards.

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Preventing Truck Collisions

by Samantha Tung ruck-related accidents are a real risk for any truck driver. The only thing one can do is decrease the chances of an accident. Thankfully, there are a number of things tank-truck...

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DEF requires proper handling

Editor’s note: What follows is a quick tutorial on what diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is and how truck operators should use it. hat is DEF (diesel exhaust fluid)? DEF is the reactant necessary for the...

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6 Tips for Passing A CDL Test

Tips for Passing A CDL Test Because there has been such a shortage of drivers the past 10 years, transporters are beginning to offer higher pay and better benefits. The effort appears to be...